Bell Sympatico pop/smtp

If all of a sudden (in my case after 10 years of service) you’re having trouble with Bell Sympatico email service, if you find that your credentials are not recognized – even immediately after resetting your password – I’m here to tell you that Bell has turned off pop email access by default. Yes, crazy, I know, but they’re almost …

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Xerox Phaser 6500 fan replacement

As the title suggests, my Phaser 6500 colour laser printer – which I’ve been pretty happy with – had its main cooling fan fail, a few months after the warranty expired. The failure was indicated by a fairly explicit message on the built-in display. So I tore the printer apart and fixed it. Should you find yourself in a similar circumstance, …

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Contacts – Linkedin/Mac Address Book

I wouldn’t want Linkedin to think that I’m abandoning the “platform,” on the other hand, with every dot-dot release they’re making it more difficult to stay. So: How to get Connections out as contacts? On the web, access Connections, look under the gear icon at the top right (Settings), then at the top right of that …

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PluginProcess.app alerts

On MacOSX 10.7.5 [still, sorry], after updating Safari several months ago (was it to 6.1.3?), I started getting very very frequent alerts asking me whether I would like to allow or deny incoming network connections to PluginProcess.app. Except that the alert would more or less instantly disappear, as if Allow had been clicked. I checked System Preferences ‣ Firewall ‣ Firewall Options, …

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